Navy: Deployment of USNS Spearhead delayed

160310-N-ZZ999-001 DOUALA, Cameroon (March 10, 2016) USNS Spearhead (T-EPF 1) departs Doula, Cameroon, March 10, 2016. The Military Sealift Command expeditionary fast transport vessel USNS Spearhead is on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations to support the international collaborative capacity-building program Africa Partnership Station. (U.S. Navy photo by Meghan Henderson/Released)

NORFOLK, Va  (WAVY) — The deployment of the USNS Spearhead has been delayed until later this week.

U.S. Navy officials said Monday the Spearhead’s deployment was pushed back because of an “engineering casualty and poor weather conditions.”

The spearhead was set to deploy Monday as a part of a training mission called Continuing Promise.

Sailors will be deployed for three months for the training. The Navy has not said when the Spearhead’s deployment will happen.